Both a snapshot of a specific group and a portrait of a generation, this title celebrates the pioneering art and the transnational vision advanced by the German artists’ group Zero (1957–66) and a larger network of artists from Europe, Japan, and North and South America.
Together, the artists sought to redefine art in the aftermath of World War II and developed their shared vision through artworks, exhibitions, performances, publications, and texts. ZERO explores the establishment of new definitions of painting; the exploration of the themes of light, movement, and space; the interrogation of the relationship between nature, technology, and humankind; and the production of live actions or demonstrations.
Over de auteurs:
Daniel Birnbaum (1963) is a Swedish art critic. Since 2010, he has been director of the Moderna Museet, the museum of modern art in Stockholm. Valerie Hillings is the Guggenheim's Curator and Manager, Curatorial Affairs, Abu Dhabi Project. Since joining the curatorial staff in 2004, Hillings has organized and co-organized exhibitions at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Deutsche Guggenheim, and the Guggenheim Hermitage Museum. Prof. dr. Margriet Schavemaker is currently working as Artistic Director of the Amsterdam Museum and as Professor of Media and Art in Museum Practice at the University of Amsterdam.
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